Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video How does scope creep relate to agile projects?, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- The question is,…isn't Agile just an excuse for scope creep?…Well, in a typical Agile project, there is no scope.…So, I guess big picture answer to that question is,…yes, it is scope creep, because there's no scope.…But Agile doesn't focus on what you're…going to deliver at the end,…like what you'd have with a typical scope.…With scope you have everything that you know…you're going to complete in the project…within the scope within the project plan.…And Agile sort of eliminates scope,…and just focuses on the cost and schedule.…
And then you kind of create as much scope…as the product owner or stakeholders…want to add to the project.…So, a good way to think about an Agile project…is not like the three points of a triangle,…like a traditional project, where you have scope creep…which pulls along the other points of the triangle.…Instead, in Agile you're filling up your project with scope.…Now, you know, I don't think the term "scope creep"…makes sense, because you're not creeping along…the scope that you've already defined.…
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